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  1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 on MacBook Retina
       01 Sep 2015 #1

    How To Stop Windows 10 Updates During Public Powerpoint Presentations


    Love the forum, got a ton of information lurking, decided to join and participate.

    I am running Windows 10 via Boot Camp on the new MacBook Retina. I have always had the slimmest/lightest notebook as I travel extensively for work and the new Apple product is impossible to beat in that regard (and Sony went out of the VAIO business). I hate OSX, never run it, I just boot straight to Windows 10 and things are awesome. Except...

    I am usually the key presenter at important board meetings and customer meetings. I have a big/heavy notebook at work which I use 90% of the time, but when I hit the road I'm using my sleek/light Windows 10 MacBook. Issue is, when I arrive at my destination and am shown to the presentation room, I boot up Windows 10, launch the Powerpoint file from Dropbox, and -boom-, within 5 minutes I'm speaking in front of a large group.

    I am concerned that at my next presentation, I'll whip out my thin/light notebook and as I start presenting I'll see some message about Windows 10 updating -or- Windows 10 needing a reboot to install updates.

    Am I worried needlessly? Does Windows 10 know enough not to interrupt a full-screen Powerpoint presentation? Is there a mode to disable automatic updates? Or with its new update protocol I am at risk of an embarrassing update moment at my next series of live presentations?

    TIA

    BJ
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       01 Sep 2015 #2

    there is a presentation setting to prevent anything from happening when in a presentation mode

    where you ask - off the top of my head - have to go looking for it again..
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 on MacBook Retina
       01 Sep 2015 #3

    Kyhi said: View Post
    there is a presentation setting to prevent anything from happening when in a presentation mode

    where you ask - off the top of my head - have to go looking for it again..
    Thanks for the quick reply. I looked for a 'presentation mode' myself but could not locate it, also am unsure if that means it'll stop updates from installing as well as downloading (I'd like to prevent both).

    BJ
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    01 Sep 2015 #4

    Select "notify to schedule restart" instead of "automatic" in Windows update, advanced settings.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 on MacBook Retina
       01 Sep 2015 #5

    halasz said: View Post
    Select "notify to schedule restart" instead of "automatic" in Windows update, advanced settings.
    But wouldn't this notification you mention pop up over the Powerpoint which is precisely what I'm afraid of?

    In the end, I don't want to have anything pop-up or install or notify me during a public meeting where I'm running my notebook.

    BJ
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 on MacBook Retina
       01 Sep 2015 #6

    Kyhi said: View Post
    there is a presentation setting to prevent anything from happening when in a presentation mode

    where you ask - off the top of my head - have to go looking for it again..
    Update on this front: I just did a Windows 10 Search (as well as a Control Panel Search) for 'presentation' and 'presentation mode' and nothing came up.

    BJ
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7.    01 Sep 2015 #7

    Well if I was you I'd check Windows update before giving the presentation.

    Perhaps this is a better solution for you though (assuming you have the Pro version)
    Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,198
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Sep 2015 #8

    Settings > System > Notifications & actions > Notifications > Hide notifications while presenting.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    PA, USA
    Posts : 462
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       01 Sep 2015 #9

    Settings, System, notifications and actions - Hide notifications while presenting.....

    alpha beat me by a minute. Has nothing to do with Win Update.
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,198
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Sep 2015 #10

    lol, that happens to me quit often. You click post and when the page refreshes you see somebody just beat you to it.
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